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Forges, Anjou Blanc, L'Audace, 2019

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Forges, Anjou Blanc, L'Audace, 2019

This is a wine from a humble appellation but ambitiously crafted: the vineyard is managed for low yields and quality, with short pruning, debudding, a thinning of the harvest and canopy management to expose the bunches to the sun - and then the... Read More

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Forges, Anjou Blanc, L'Audace, 2019

ColourWhite

RegionLoire

GrowerDomaine des Forges

Grape VarietyChenin Blanc

Vintage2019

ABV14%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeFOR419

Our Rating

Dry

Dry > Sweet

Loire Valley

In early February I undertook our annual visit to the wine fair in Angers, escaping the snow which engulfed much of the UK during that week. This is the yearly opportunity for the vast majority of vignerons in the Loire valley to show off their latest offerings to the rest of the world. The early season’s weather in 2008 was not kind, with variously frost, hail and torrential rain all...

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Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc Origins Anjou in the Loire, where documented in the 9thC Also known as Pineau in the Loire, Steen in South Africa Characteristics    Naturally productive and high yielding Huge range of styles:  bone dry (e.g. Savennières); off-dry (e.g. old fashioned South African "Steen"); medium dry (e.g. most Vouvray); sweet and luscious (e.g. Coteaux...

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Forges, Anjou Blanc, L'Audace, 2019

This is a wine from a humble appellation but ambitiously crafted: the vineyard is managed for low yields and quality, with short pruning, debudding, a thinning of the harvest and canopy management to expose the bunches to the sun - and then the grapes are picked at perfect ripeness in several passages through the vines. It's also 100% Chenin (when most Anjou Blanc includes up to 20% Chardonnay or Sauvignon), barrel-fermented and inspiringly full flavoured - bittersweet Seville oranges. It's a dry and penetrating example with commendable volume and weight at the price. Now-2022

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Cederberg, Chenin Blanc, Cederberg, 2019

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Cederberg, Chenin Blanc, Cederberg, 2019

Always our benchmark wine at this estate - this is the 17th continuous vintage we have shipped....

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginSouth Africa

RegionCederberg

ColourWhite

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

CodeCED119

GrapeChenin Blanc

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